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1918 Leo 2008

Leo Kidd

February 15, 1918 — February 3, 2008

Leo worked on his parent''s farm and part-time at the agricultural office in Hillsboro under the direction of Ms. Leona Gasche.

He was drafted in the Army on October 16, 1942. After boot camp, he was assigned to the base in Fort Knox Kentucky for tank training. He was deployed in the European Theatre during World War II and was part of the Seven-Thirty-Seven Tank Battalion serving under General Patton. He was injured in the line of duty and was a Purple Heart Recipient. After many notorious battles and the War was declared over; he arrived home on October 23, 1945.

Leo came home to visit with Ms. Gasche in the agricultural office and met Annette Hopson, who was employed in that office. Leo and Annette were married October 15, 1947.

President Harry S. Truman appointed him Postmaster of Hillsboro in November of 1951. He served in that capacity until his retirement in 1979. Leo served as an Alderman for the City of Hillsboro for twenty-nine years, he also served as the Treasurer for the City of Hillsboro, he was a past President of the Hillsboro Civic Club, served as Chairman of the Hillsboro Horse Show and Fair, he was a past President and long-time member of the Hillsboro Rotary Club, past President of the Tri-County Postmasters Association, a member of Amvets Post #48, DeSoto, Missouri, he was a past board member and President of Meramec Mutual Insurance and served as Director Emeritus, he was also a member of the 1st Baptist Church of Hillsboro, where he served on various committees. Leo was also a farmer and a third-generation owner of the family farm.

Leo is survived by his wife, Annette H. Kidd (nee Hopson) of Hillsboro, Missouri, his daughter Janet Grannemann of Hillsboro, Missouri, his granddaughter, Lisa (Daniel) Hunning (nee Grannemann) of Wentzville, Missouri, his nephew, Bruce (Linda) Hopson, of St. Louis, Missouri and his great nephew, Andrew Charles Hopson, also of St. Louis, Missouri. Leo was a friend to all who knew him.
Leo was preceded in death by his parents, William Grover and Anna E. Kidd (nee Bohle), a brother, Hubert Kidd, brother-in-law, Charles Hopson, and a sister-in-law, Barbara Hopson.
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